Quotes from Strange Fire

Once these New Testament documents were written the office of a prophet was no longer necessary…. In the history of the Church trouble has arisen because people thought that they were prophets in the New Testament since, and that they had received special revelations of truth. The answer to that is that in view of the New Testament Scriptures there is no need of further truth. That is an absolute proposition we have all truth in the New Testament, and we have no need of any further revelations. All has been given, all that is necessary for us is available. Therefore if a man claims to had received a revelation of some fresh truth we should suspect him immediately….

The answer to all this is that the need for prophets ends once we have the canon of the New Testament. We no longer need direct revelation of truth; the truth is in the Bible. We must never separate the Spirit and the Word. The Spirit speaks to us through the Word; So we should always doubt and query any supposed revelation that is no entirely consistent with the Word of God. Indeed the essence of wisdom is to reject all together the term -revelation- as far as we are concerned, and speak only of -illumination.- The revelation has been given once and for all, and what we need and what by the Grace of God we can have, and do have, is illumination by the Spirit to understand the Word.
~ Martyn Lloyd Jones ~

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An open letter in which we ask Dr. James White to publicly rebuke Dr. Michael Brown for continuing to turn a blind eye to heretics.

via Open Letter to Dr. James White. — churchwatch central

Personal gleanings of Hebrews. 13:5

**Personal gleanings from Hebrews. 13 verse five **
(Hebrews. 13:5) Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,”
\\ Gleaning’s from V. 5 //
Do not rebelliously shake you’r fist before the heavens, if scripture has exposed attaint to you’r liking. Do not rejoice in you’r ignominy, remember God’s promises in Christ, and acquiesce in His rectitude. For even in you’r worse profligacy He has promised “the believer” to never leave or forsake.

One can not properly perform “Exegesis” of this passage, without mentioning the O.T. quotations (yes plural) which for the sake of brevity I will leave the references at the end under “O.T. References”. We are warned of the dangers of covetousness, in that what sin often does is turn the mind and heart from “Creator” to “Creature”. Vitally important is that this contentment has the foundation of God’s promises “For He Himself has said”. Also in the Greek not merely Covetousness, but “without love of money”, Many times as in (Ephesians. 5:5) “Covetousness” and “Uncleanness” or “Impure” are constantly placed in juxtaposition in the N.T.

\\Now a little (again for the sake of brevity) on the O.T. reference//

In the “original languages” a triple negative as in (Matthew. 24:21) is found here except this has no less than five negatives ” I will never, no, never leave thee, no, never forsake thee”. And it is because here(In Christ) is found the complete sum and substance of all the promise! God will not let go of His people, or with draw His sustaining hand! Oh what praise is due to Christ who can not change see: V. 8! This is just a small taste, and not even scraping the surface of the gems to be gleaned. My major point I wan’t you to focus on is this, ” The flow of the promise is going like this” to Jacob (Genesis. 28:15), to Israel (Deuteronomy. 31:6, 8), to Joshua (Joshua. 1:5), to Solomon (1 Chronicles. 28:20). “What was said to them extends also to us”. Just wanted to share and try, I said try smile emoticon to keep it short!

\\ O.T. References //
(Deuteronomy. 31:6,8) (Psalm. 118:6)
(Genesis. 28:15) (Joshua. 1:5) (1 Chronicles. 28:20)
(Isaiah. 41:17)

Grace & Peace
in Christ
brother travis

Biblical Repentance: A Refutation of Jim Ward’s Teaching on Repentance

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

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Twitter can be an extremely dangerous source of information, especially when it comes to doctrine. This morning I ran across a tweet that proves this beyond all doubt. The tweet was produced by a man, Jim Ward, who has a colorful past when it comes to Twitter. I once blogged out a list of extremely hateful tweets of his, but have since deleted it. To put it bluntly, this man is not known for being very cordial, loving, nor kind. However, Twitter, of course, is not a perfectly accurate gauge of one’s attitude in its entirety. The point of me saying all of this is to explain why I am blogging a response rather than going to Jim privately about this issue (well, also, he has me blocked on Twitter, so I can’t go to him privately regardless). Anyways, here is the tweet:

As you can see (hopefully), it states: 

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The Westminster Confession of Faith and The London Baptist Confession of 1689

The Westminster confession for your convenience  <—-Click me and me—–> The London Baptist Confession of 1689 “Also the picture i added is from one of the Catechism’s, which both reformed Baptist’s and PCA or OPC Presbyters” {Usually} practice and especially the children. for those that know these things here is a resource. and for those that do not hopefully at the least they will learn something, and at the most gain some understanding.

in Christ

brother travis